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Athabasca University

Master of Business Administration*

The Athabasca University (AU) online MBA helps students develop the advanced leadership and management skills they need to succeed in any sector—without putting the rest of their lives on hold. The curriculum concentrates on the key management areas that affect organizational performance: strategy, human resources, finance, marketing, economics, operations, and information technology. It requires students to exercise their critical thinking and decision making skills, and to apply what they are learning to their work in their own organizations—leading to immediate workplace and career impacts.

The AU MBA is designed for working, experienced managers and professionals who want to lead more effectively, move into more senior level positions within their organizations, or start to grow their own business or not-for-profit ventures.

MBA – Hockey Management Specialization

Athabasca University has collaborated with the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) to develop an elite, graduate level, online MBA with a specialization in Hockey Management to elevate the business of hockey. For the first time in hockey’s history, a program is in place to develop the leaders in the boardroom, rather than on the ice. The hockey-specific courses build on AU’s internationally acclaimed online MBA for executives program and focuses specifically on the issues, challenges, and opportunities confronting middle and senior level managers in a rapidly changing, global hockey industry.

* This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education effective January 10, 2018, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the minister. Nevertheless, prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (for example, acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, or other educational institutions).

Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated June 30 2020 by laurab

AU, CANADA'S OPEN UNIVERSITY, is an internationally recognized leader in online and distance learning.